Response from Scott:
We are glad that my guest recognized and enjoyed the rare beauty and distinct combination of luxury, location, and convenience that these one- and two-bedroom villa-suites offer.
We do, however, take issue elsewhere. I manage my properties on two different continents, and my fiancee Elisabeth, who welcomes most of our guests in Indonesia, did not just "pop in," but, rather, spoke with my guest at great length, after providing her help with everything from Sanur sites to discounted transportation, nightclub (Casablanca, appropriately), and restaurant recommendations. Nowhere in the 37 emails my guest wrote and received in response for a one-day AirBnB rental (at the lowest off-season rate) did we represent ourselves as the sole owners. Nor are we "just agents," as everything from my six-figure USD registered investment in these Sanur properties to fish-pond cleaning amply attest.
No one can negotiate a better price. The prices are fixed and the lowest; people are welcome to check. However, my guest did talk the staff manager into offering a cash deal to bypass us and that property's majority owner, circumventing no rental fees but, rather, the 10% Indonesian development tax and the 10% national mandatory service charge that is distributed to the staff.
Lastly, 100% of the after-AirBnB fees we receive for these Indonesian properties go to Indonesians.